Interesting that you should point that out. On inspection a week after, I realized that the caught swarm was queenless. It had a good population so I suspected that I simply didn’t catch the queen. I’m sure a queen left with the swarm as they organized quickly on the tree. Was she failing, failed or did I simply not catch her with the swarm?it could be that the old queen still left with a swarm, it will be interesting to see how the brood looks in your caught swarm.
I did give them a frame of pollen when I caught them. Since they have yet to make any brood....it should be untouched.....but I will give it a peek next week.understood dan, sounds like a good plan. fingers crossed that virgin you spotted gets mated. a pollen patty on the caught swarm wouldn't hurt if you happen to have one.